Negroes (Sort of) At Work

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From:  Black Man at Work
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 10:51 AM
To: Black Woman at Work
Subject: Last Seen

Got caught up in some things but … the last time I saw you, you looked to be either sad, unhappy, or maybe it was something you ate. 

You need me?  Anything I can do? 

You GOT a first floor window view. 

Need some Pepto-Bismol? 

I am there for you.

B.M.A.W.

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“Excuse me?!!!”

From: Black Woman at Work
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 11:41 AM
To: Black Man at Work
Subject: RE: Last Seen

You weren’t there for me when you were putting my business in the streets, talking about the number of projects I do and who I work for and won’t work for and for how much and gettin’ checks for free. 

At your age, you should know that it’s not the quantity but the quality of the work.  I am special because I have special talents.

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“Forty acres and a pair of LOUBOUTIN mules, okaaaaay?!!!”

Not only that, if I am getting paid to do nothing, just consider it my forty acres and a mule that was owed to my ancestors—and yours—who literally slaved for free for over 400 years.

We clear?

Wow, I feel so much better now—having gotten that off my chest and laid it on your back—where, of course, that unusually mean-spirited burden you initiated belongs.  (Also don’t believe errythang my old boss says about me; bones rattlin’ in her dusty ole closet, too.)

Bye, Felicia.  Drink your own Pepto.

From:  Black Man at Work
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 2:03 PM
To: Black Woman at Work
Subject: RE: Last Seen

Whew . . .   We ARE clear and glad you got that off too.  I surely didn’t mean anything less than a light hearted … glad to see you.  So I do apologize and have always recognized your wealth of skills.  Hopefully, you’ll forgive me.  Plus, there was no one up here or around that carries your clout, they all envy and idolize you.

If you think about it … I … was checking on you.  Never a mean spirit intended.

Humbly submitted.

From: Black Woman at Work
Sent: Friday, April 07, 2017 2:08 PM
To: Black Man at Work
Subject: RE: Last Seen

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Ok … just don’t make me dig up the ancestors again.  They.  Don’t.  Like.  That.

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